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Littwin: In firing police Chief Vanessa Wilson, Aurora officials seem to have forgotten why she was hired

She was made chief amid public furor over Elijah McClain’s death at the hands of Aurora cops and paramedics. She was fired even as she was instituting police reform.

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Federal jury awards $14 million to protesters hurt during George Floyd protests in Denver

The protesters who sued were shot at or hit by everything from pepper spray to a Kevlar-bag filled with lead shot fired from a shotgun

Crime and Courts

Trial over Denver police’s use of force during George Floyd protests begins in federal court

About a dozen lawsuits have been filed on behalf of over 60 people injured or arrested in Denver’s protests

Crime and Courts

Ex-Colorado cop sentenced for using stun gun on elderly man

Nicholas Hanning, who was an Idaho Springs police officer, was sentenced to two years of probation

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Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

In Aurora, a video of police handcuffing Black girls ages 6, 12, 14 and 17 went viral

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“We demand better”: Protests decry alleged Idaho Springs police brutality

While he's out of the hospital now, Michael Clark still needs 24-hour care after an encounter with Idaho Springs police

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Carman: A mother’s grief turns to long-overdue action in justice for Elijah McClain

Everything started to change when the Black Lives Matter movement raised the profile of Elijah McClain’s case

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Jim Morrissey: Justice for Elijah McClain delayed…but finally on its way

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Loveland police officer who roughly arrested elderly woman with dementia will stand trial for assault, judge rules

District Judge Michelle Brinegar said there is probable cause for the charge against Austin Hopp

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Violent arrest in Aurora reignites anger over policing

Activists decry what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color

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Colorado Springs officer who said “Kill Them All” at protest against racial injustice sued for excessive force

A woman alleges Keith Wrede ambushed her and a friend from behind after police ordered them and other protesters to disperse

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Littwin: A year after George Floyd’s death, much has changed. Not all of it good.

A year ago, it all seemed obvious. A year later, unarmed black people are still being killed by cops. Voter suppression is being passed in red states. The voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis sits stalled in the U.S. Senate.

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Nicolais: How can we make sense out of Karen Garner’s ordeal at the hands of Loveland police?

The brutal arrest of a Loveland resident suffering from dementia sheds light on continuing misuse of force among police ranks

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Loveland ex-cop accused of kneeling on Black door-to-door salesman’s neck sentenced to 4 years probation

Former police officer Scott Gudmundsen is accused of holding two door-to-door roofing company salesmen on the ground at gunpoint, saying they were terrorists and part of antifa

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Two Denver officers suspended for excessive force during George Floyd protests

Officers Derek Streeter and Diego Archuleta were the first in the department to be disciplined for excessive force during the protests

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Carman: As police brutality reforms take effect and investigations mount, who’s laughing now?

The police brutality that has targeted and tormented the Black community in Colorado since forever is real

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3 Loveland officers resign after rough arrest of woman with dementia

The treatment of Karen Garner last year has led to an outpouring of concern and anger in the community, the country and around the world.

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Littwin: We can add to our list of excessive use-of-force victims an 80-pound, 73-year-old flower picker in Loveland

Police-cam video shows Karen Garner, who has dementia, suffering a broken arm and dislocated shoulder while being arrested. More video shows Loveland cops laughing about it.

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Officer accused of dislocating shoulder of woman with dementia tells fellow officers “ready for the pop?”

Officer Austin Hopp showed his body camera footage to fellow officers while Karen Garner, 73, was in a nearby cell without medical treatment, her lawyer says

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Silverman: Cameras follow us all, and here’s why that’s a good thing

Everybody is filming everybody else, and GPS is tracking our movements. That's not all bad. Phone video helped convict Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's murder

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